LASIK Step by Step


LASIK surgery is performed in a few short steps that take only minutes to complete at our Albany, Bend, Salem and Beaverton, Oregon, offices.

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DR. STANLEY TEPLICK: In the LASIK procedure, a flap is created, exposing the inner tissue of the cornea. The laser beam of light is then used to gently vaporize thin layers of corneal tissue. With each pulse of the laser, only a quarter of a micron of corneal tissue is vaporized. Once the shape of the cornea has been changed, the flap is replaced over the lasered area, similar to a human Band-Aid.